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Rehab part II --- denial

Longer than this, oh…yes
Longer than this, you can keep the silence:
You can for hours and hours,
With a gaze like a constant dummy’s gaze,
Gaze at the smoke of a cigar,
Gaze at the shape of a cup,
You can stand still and keep the silence
Beside the scene, but blind, but deaf

You can scream,
You can scream with a dreadful fake, with a dreadful phony voice
You can be like a wound doll,
Look at your world with two glassy eyes
You can stay in a baized box
Filled with straw, sleep for years with tulle and sequin
You can scream with every dissolute touch and say:
“Oh, I am so lucky.”



Roksana Hasib's picture

So Powerful

Dear Somaye,

What a powerful piece of writing. As I read your poem, I felt like your words are buzzing inside my mind. I felt so connected and alarmed. This is amazing. Can wait to hear more from you.


Amei's picture

True sense in denial.

Denial is such a barrier. This poem made me feel kind of senseless. It brought back the memory of the "loneliness' you referred in your poem question - further emphasizing the 'is this my share.

This makes me sad but I am not stoned with the emotion. I can join and discuss this with you and I have to acknowledge a smile in my mind that have not yet reached my lips or eyes. Your poem is captivating and conjure imaginations.

Will read more of your poems after I have contemplated on what I have come across in your journal.

Wish you all the best and hope this is not your personal experience.

Sending loads of love

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